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Centrifugal distributed loading

Centrifugal loading is selected by the *DLOAD card, together with the CENTRIF label. Centrifugal loading is characterized by its magnitude (defined as the rotational speed square $ \omega^2$) and two points on the rotation axes. To obtain the force per unit volume the centrifugal loading is multiplied by the density. Consequently, the material density is required. The parameter OP=NEW on the *DLOAD card removes all previous distributed loads. It only takes effect for the first *DLOAD card in a step. A buckling step always removes all previous loads.

guido dhondt 2012-10-06